Helping families



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We will give families more money to help with the high cost of raising their kids.

We will cancel tax breaks and benefits for the wealthy – including the Universal Child Care Benefit – and introduce a new Canada Child Benefit to give Canadian families more money to raise their kids.

With the Canada Child Benefit, nine out of ten Canadian families will receive more than under Stephen Harper’s confusing collection of child benefit programs. For the typical family of four, that means an additional $2,500 in help, tax-free, every year.

Family with 1 child Family with 2 children
Household Income Our Plan Harper’s Plan Our Plan Harper’s Plan
$15,000 $6,400 $5,825 $11,800 $10,175
$45,000 $5,380 $3,350 $9,850 $5,900
$90,000 $3,245 $2,125 $5,875 $3,300
$140,000 $1,695 $1,500 $3,125 $2,050
$200,000 $0 $1,425 $0 $1,950

Because the Canada Child Benefit is tax-free and tied to income, it also provides greater support to those who need help the most: single-parent families and low-income families. Our plan will lift 315,000 Canadian children out of poverty.

Stephen Harper thinks that government should provide child support payments to millionaires. We will end that unfair giveaway.

 

family with 1 child under 6 and 1 child over 6

Preeti and Jessie

Household Income: $90,000

1 child under 6, 1 child 6 to 17

The Liberal Plan for Fairness would give a family like Preeti and Jessie's a tax-free benefit of

$490 a month

compared to $275/month from Stephen Harper's plan.
Annually, that's $5,875 compared to $3,300.

family with 1 child under 6

Anna

Household Income: $30,000

1 child under 6

The Liberal Plan for Fairness would give a family like Anna's a tax-free benefit of

$533 a month

compared to $439/month from Stephen Harper's plan.
Annually, that's $6,400 compared to $5,272.

family with 2 children over 6

Michelle and John

Household Income: $125,000

2 children 6 to 17

The Liberal Plan for Fairness would give a family like Michelle and John's a tax-free benefit of

$246 a month

compared to $92/month from Stephen Harper's plan.
Annually, that's $2,950 compared to $1,100.

family with 2 children under 6

Darrell and Robert

Household Income: $45,000

2 children under 6

The Liberal Plan for Fairness would give a family like Darrell and Robert's a tax-free benefit of

$904 a month

compared to $600/month from Stephen Harper's plan.
Annually, that's $10,850 compared to $7,200.

family with 2 children under 6 and 2 children over 6

Julie and Andrew

Household Income: $65,000

2 children under 6, 2 children 6 to 17

The Liberal Plan for Fairness would give a family like Julie and Andrew's a tax-free benefit of

$1,500 a month

compared to $850/month from Stephen Harper's plan.
Annually, that's $18,000 compared to $10,200.

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